New black hole visualization takes viewers beyond the brink

Ever wonder what happens when you fall into a black hole? Now, thanks to a new, immersive visualization produced on a NASA supercomputer, viewers can plunge into the event horizon, a black hole's point of no return.

A black hole has cleared out its neighborhood

We can't see them directly, but we know they're there. Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) likely dwell at the center of every large galaxy. Their overwhelming gravity draws material toward them, where it collects in an accretion ...

XMM-Newton spots a black hole throwing a tantrum

Black holes are like temperamental toddlers. They spill food all the time, but ESA's XMM-Newton has caught a black hole in the act of "flipping over the table" during an otherwise civilized meal.

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